According to the portal, the U.S. Navy submarines of the Ohio type will already have exhausted their resources by 2030, and according to plans of the US fleetthey should be replaced by the latest Columbia submarines. The program to create them is a priority for the United States Navy, and the military command is doing everything possible to ensure that work goes on without delay.
According to the contract signed in September 2017, the cost of developing a lead Columbia-type submarine will be 6,1 billion US dollars. A new tranche of $ 480,6 million for General Dynamics will be sent to purchase equipment with a long manufacturing process.
According to the plans of the US Navy command, the first submarine of the new type should be laid in the 2021 year and enter service in the 2031. The length of the new American submarine will be 171 m, the maximum width of the hull - 13 m. A non-reloadable nuclear reactor will be installed on the boat, operating throughout the life of the submarine. According to preliminary information the boats will be equipped with water jet propulsion. In service - sixteen launchers missiles Trident 2.